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Pair of menuki in the form of Marishiten and Fudo

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Tofu Shitaya Shinobugaoka ni oite Moritoshi kinsaku?with a kao [Respectfully made by Moritoshi at Shinobugaoka in Shitaya, Tokyo] 東府下谷於忍岡盛壽欽作(花押)


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

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Overall: 3.9 x 0.6 cm (1 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori




Arms and armor